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Local grains are so hot right now. At least that was the premise of my cover story last week on the rise of artisanal flour (yes, it's a thing; no,… More >>
If you're not yet the kind to spike your coffee, winter is a good time to start. Whiskey in the cuppa joe is a good way of warming the bones,… More >>
Xi An Gourmet, on Geary at Second Avenue, is a real find, an un-Americanized restaurant specializing in Sha'anxi food, the garlicky and noodle-heavy cuisine from a rugged province of western… More >>
I was never a boozer until I went to Europe. Back in my college days, America still thought of itself as a Budweiser nation: The microbrew revolution was just beginning… More >>
Ala Romana: The former Rue Saint Jacques space has gotten an Italian enoteca face-lift as chef David Taylor, formerly of A16, leads the kitchen with dishes like wood-fired artichokes, nettle… More >>
You're here, so you're probably a foodie (whether you like it or not). You've read everything there is to know about local sourcing and seasonal menus and the advantages of… More >>
San Francisco hates chains. Jack Spade and Chipotle tried to move into the Mission and the Castro, respectively, only to be thwarted by community discontent. But what replaced the check-cashing… More >>
When you wander into a fast-food restaurant on a major family holiday, levity is never on the menu.
Christmas music — and isn't it always Christmas music? — blares in the… More >>
The bouncer outside
Emperor Norton's Boozeland, in the Tenderloin, got mad at me for holding my license in a way that obscured the birth date. Come on. Who are we… More >>